Barca 3, Athletic Bilbao 0, a.k.a. “One down, five to go.”

So we’ve read quite a lot about how Barca’s play is like the music of the late, great jazz legend Thelonious Monk. Spare a couple of minutes for this video, then we’ll begin. Here’s what I meant when I initially raised the analogy, borne out by yesterday’s thrashing of an under-manned Bilbao side. Monk raised… Continue reading Barca 3, Athletic Bilbao 0, a.k.a. “One down, five to go.”

SuperCopa Preview: Barça – Athletic Bilbao; Sunday 4pmEST

Don’t forget to read the most recent posts: Kevin’s news review, my discussion of the fantasy football league, and Hector’s breakdown of the Gamper goal. Hopefully this is the final time I have to write this during the 09-10 season: This game will not be broadcast in the US on TV. Ugh. We’ll have to… Continue reading SuperCopa Preview: Barça – Athletic Bilbao; Sunday 4pmEST

Saturday’s News: Guardiola on the Eto’o “feeling,” and more

Well, you probably won’t be seeing this scene again, according to Pep Guardiola, who believes that repeating that magical triplete is impossible. He’s probably right. Magical seasons are magical for a reason. That said, he definitely wants to gobble up every bit of silver that he can, and has convened “the best” players for the… Continue reading Saturday’s News: Guardiola on the Eto’o “feeling,” and more

The Fantasy Futbol Post [Update]

[Update: I forgot the link to the group itself. Join here, password is barcelona] Not to steal Hector’s thunder in his great post about ManCity’s goal, but I promised you a post about the Yahoo fantasy league I have created (English translation version here) and this is it. I will describe what one does in… Continue reading The Fantasy Futbol Post [Update]

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The News, Friday edition, or “Who the heck is Rafinha?”

Well, in light of the just-posted video of Guardiola getting down, you can see how he would be partial to Marcio Rafael Ferreira “Walk Like An Egyptian” de Souza, also known as Rafinha. He’s a fullback for Schalke, who has been on the outs with the club since their dispute about him playing in the… Continue reading The News, Friday edition, or “Who the heck is Rafinha?”

“The world didn’t end,” a.k.a. Today’s news, and more

Despite this frightening moment during last night’s Gamper Trophy match, one that had scientists everywhere running around like frightened rabbits, shouting something about “The Toure Doomsday Scenario,” the earth is still on its axis. Whew! We worried about what might happen when both Toures were on the same pitch….imploding galaxies, small children being sucked into… Continue reading “The world didn’t end,” a.k.a. Today’s news, and more

Barca 0, Manchester City 1, a.k.a. “Wait….this wasn’t all about the BAS?” (edit: Sorry, Kid)

Not quite, but close. For the record, yes, a match was played today. Yes, we lost. But everything was subsumed by the start of the second half, when our very own BAS took to the pitch to rapturous cheers. As he strode out with Messi and Alves, you could hear everyone thinking “This is it.… Continue reading Barca 0, Manchester City 1, a.k.a. “Wait….this wasn’t all about the BAS?” (edit: Sorry, Kid)